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Matt Drudge -- Nowhere Man?



Internetist Matt Drudge. (Photo by Jenny Zeiner for Washington Post)

Loyal Fix readers know that we follow the movements of one Matt Drudge -- and his eponymous Web site -- quite closely.

Why? Because, despite any number of critics across the media sphere, Drudge's site remains a powerhouse of political news influence -- driving and influencing daily coverage.

If you doubt that statement, go back and trace where the hubbub over the handshake between Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and President Obama began. Or where the controversy around Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's comments about radical right wing groups started.

As a self-proclaimed Drudgeologist, we were very interested to read a piece by Gabriel Sherman in the New Republic that wondered where Matt Drudge has gone.

Writes Sherman:

"Drudge owes both his stature and his accompanying fortune--sources believe he makes millions per year off his site--essentially to one thing: his appetite, during the Lewinsky era and afterward, for rummaging further into the lives of public figures than mainstream journalists were willing to go. And that's ironic when you consider the reason that his appearance at the Clinton concession speech created such a frenzy: For the past few years, Matt Drudge has gone almost completely underground."

The story goes on to note that Drudge hasn't made a public appearance since he showed up with Democratic consultant Tracy Sefl at former Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (N.Y.) concession speech in June and suggests that Drudge's lack of visibility came at the recommendation of none other than conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh.

Limbaugh called that report "not accurate" in an email exchange with the Fix. "I never advised such things." Limbaugh added, however, that is was fair to describe him and Drudge as personal friends.

Sherman's keenest insight into Drudge (and his appeal) comes when he writes: "Matt Drudge owes his power in part to the air of mystery that surrounds him."

That mystery is critical to understanding the appeal and power of Drudge in the world of political journalism. Drudge's process of picking stories remains unknown to almost everyone and guessing why he chose what he did has reached parlor game status among the D.C. chattering class.

And, the "how" and "why" of that process matters because Drudge's site continues to draw millions of visitors a day and, for many people, serves as a preferred portal to the world of politics.

Drudge himself did not return an email seeking comment on the story. (Mystery!)

But, one devoted Drudgelogist confirmed that basics of the New Republic piece were correct and added: "The word is that he's busy having a life, because he can. Think of the post-election world as his own personal honeymoon."

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 22, 2009; 3:14 PM ET
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I have always thought that Drudge was the best among GOP message men. I also think he is among the smartest. I think he realizes that message being put out now is not resonating and is not willing to just double down. Drudge realizes if he does he will lose the credibility he has with columnist like you and centrist who are only slightly left of center like me. I think he is lying low to find a message that more than thirty percent of the country will not find ludicrous. That is why when he speaks he is worth reading unlike Rush Limbaugh.

Posted by: bradcpa | April 23, 2009 1:46 PM
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I kinda bought that line until, during the BHO-Mac campaign, Drudge fronted the Ashley Todd hoax that could have caused major riots in Pittsburgh if the local police hadn't exposed it within 24 hours of Drudge promoting it. He lost me after that.

Drudge's endless cherrypicking of polls giving the false impression Mac was even with BHO (when virtually all polls showed him 6-15 behind) didn't help his credibility either.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | April 23, 2009 3:02 PM | Report abuse

I have always thought that Drudge was the best among GOP message men. I also think he is among the smartest. I think he realizes that message being put out now is not resonating and is not willing to just double down. Drudge realizes if he does he will lose the credibility he has with columnist like you and centrist who are only slightly left of center like me. I think he is lying low to find a message that more than thirty percent of the country will not find ludicrous. That is why when he speaks he is worth reading unlike Rush Limbaugh.

Posted by: bradcpa | April 23, 2009 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Drudge has always been just another cog in the GOP echo chamber, and now that the public has figured out that the GOP message is by and large a bunch of bunk, he and most of the echo chamber have become mostly irrelevent except to those die-hard Drudgologists who don't recognize that.

Posted by: benniecsmith | April 23, 2009 12:39 PM | Report abuse

i must be bored out of my gourd. i can't believe i read anything of this. but here i am. i think i'd better get a life.

Posted by: isafakir | April 23, 2009 12:09 PM | Report abuse

newbeeboy writes
"Matt is about to unleash the Mother of All Scandal Stories.. he will be on top again to live in infamy once more. You can bank on this one C.C. No one else will touch it - not even Hammer Time."


Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't drudge merely a news aggregator - not a reporter? All he does is link to stories - occasionally adding insightful commentary in the form of a flashing siren icon. Why this merits any attention from the DC press corps is beyond me.

Posted by: bsimon1 | April 23, 2009 10:06 AM | Report abuse

It's the off season, so Chris is building his connections with an eye to the bi-annual Main Event. And I suppose a good reporter has to maintain friendly contact with the noisy representatives/sources of both sides. Just one of the many sordid activities that are a part of being a successful, informed, insightful columnist -- and CC has to trod that path just like the others do. He's got a family to support and a reputation to make.

I kinda fell sorry for anyone who has to pat Matt Drudge on the back, don't you?

Posted by: margaretmeyers | April 23, 2009 9:27 AM
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What????
Are you serious?
I don't think Frank Rich or Gene Robinson or MoDo have Rush's personal e-mail. Come on now.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | April 23, 2009 10:03 AM | Report abuse

It's the off season, so Chris is building his connections with an eye to the bi-annual Main Event. And I suppose a good reporter has to maintain friendly contact with the noisy representatives/sources of both sides. Just one of the many sordid activities that are a part of being a successful, informed, insightful columnist -- and CC has to trod that path just like the others do. He's got a family to support and a reputation to make.

I kinda fell sorry for anyone who has to pat Matt Drudge on the back, don't you?

Posted by: margaretmeyers | April 23, 2009 9:27 AM | Report abuse

Zucker would never hire Drudge.

Posted by: newbeeboy | April 23, 2009 9:17 AM | Report abuse

So you pal around with Drudge and Rush? Two of the biggest blowhards of the universe...oh, wait, I forgot, Tucker is your buddy, too.

Posted by: ebabin | April 23, 2009 8:23 AM
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Good catch. Scanning quickly, I had missed the mention of Chris corresponding with Rush ("I hope Obama fails"/"Send 'em back to Mexico") Limbaugh. I had also forgotten the Tucker-connection. Very disappointing. And sad. I guess that explains why he is so complimentary of Drudge.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | April 23, 2009 8:49 AM | Report abuse

So you pal around with Drudge and Rush? Two of the biggest blowhards of the universe...oh, wait, I forgot, Tucker is your buddy, too.

Posted by: ebabin | April 23, 2009 8:23 AM | Report abuse

OK.. leave him alone.. this is a dog eat dog biz.. I am going to make a prediction..here..

Matt is about to unleash the Mother of All Scandal Stories.. he will be on top again to live in infamy once more. You can bank on this one C.C. No one else will touch it - not even Hammer Time.

Posted by: newbeeboy | April 23, 2009 8:02 AM | Report abuse

Matt Drudge is an in the closet self hating gay man, ala Larry Craig. That's why he's spreads propaganda for the Rethug party - it makes him feel better about himself.

Chris, why you would want to follow along and link up to this self important right-wing meat-puppet is beyond me. He makes Faux news look like a legit news source.

Posted by: DrainYou | April 22, 2009 11:55 PM | Report abuse

Yea, Drudge might have influence with the small-minded narrow-minded ilk such as the neo-cons and the likes of that, but in actuality he's little more than a gossip monger.

Posted by: rm8471 | April 22, 2009 11:08 PM | Report abuse

Shame on you Chris!!! Don't you know that you can't write anything about Drudge without pointing out that he is a right-wing racist hack Republican! You have hereby lost your liberal credentials. To get back into the club Chris you must write something sensible and logical. Why don't you write something about how it is much more humane to let thousands of innocent civilians die in a terrorist attack than to waterboard the terrorist's planner! I mean terrorists are people too! It is our bound duty as liberals to inform idiots around the world why we shouldn't be mean to terrorists. Yes, even if it doesn't harm them physically or cause them any physical pain. Yes, even if thousands have to die in the process. It is better to not hurt a terrorists feelings because after all, even though they want to chop off my head, they have feelings too. So, write something meaningful and insightful like that so that all those mean racist Republicans will stop trying to do stupid things like gather intelligence to stop thousands from innocent people from dying. After all, we all have to die sometime.

Posted by: jadrummond | April 22, 2009 11:06 PM | Report abuse

Dear God, Chris, find a therapist. I'm sorry you weren't popular in high school, but is that any reason to spend your adult life sucking up to the cool kids?

Look in the mirror, and say to yourself - this is an interesting town, and people would like to hear about it, so I should listen and ask questions, not try to fit in.

You can do it!

Posted by: jjkennedy | April 22, 2009 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Never cared what the man in question wrote, thought or said. Still don't.

Posted by: soonerthought | April 22, 2009 8:37 PM | Report abuse

"Chris, nothing like a self-fulfilling prophecy to state that you pay attention to Drudge because others pay attention to him.

And to call him powerhouse of influence again merely states the problem itself: You find to be such an influence and therefore he is.

The real question remains why do both of you persist in trivializing political discourse by making issues out of handshakes and non-partisan reports that are substantially the same as previous reports? Have you no shame? Or is this just a big game?

Posted by: eddiehaskel | April 22, 2009 6:20 PM"
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Agreed.

Chris's post/article should have been about why the MSM needs to STOP chasing after Drudge's made-up stories, particularly those idiotically attacking BHO (handshakes, alleged bows, making fun of BHO's African relatives, etc.).

The article reads as if Chris admires Sludge. He should be condemning him. Not a good role model.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | April 22, 2009 7:25 PM | Report abuse

Drudge is nowhere.

Politico.com is reporting that the antics of the right wing echo chamber isn't working anymore because the MSM isn't taking the bait as easily, see its non-coverage of the "tea parties."

And because progressive media now pushes back hard when Drudge, et al. tries to send out BS. Example: the lie that US Presidents had not shaken the hands of enemy heads of state was blown up by HuffPo's pictures showing precisely that.

Full story:
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0409/21540.html

Posted by: broadwayjoe | April 22, 2009 7:13 PM | Report abuse

DRUDGE-ERY.


Not to be overly repetitious, but Drudge is the luckiest man in show-biz media. He is a partisan, right-wing lackey who hasn't "broken" real news since Lewinsky. Why no one has been able to do a more credible version of his headline service remains the only legitimate "mystery" surrounding this Walter Winchell wannabe.

Personally, I think you're admiring of the "concept" of Matt Drudge, because his daily work product remains consistently mediocre and unimpressive. Please Chris -- you deserve a better role model.

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DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR FUSION CENTERS ARE REALLY DOING...

...USING TELECOMMUNICATIONS TO HARASS AND CENSOR U.S. CITIZENS?


Can't seem to access, or post to, certain web sites -- especially, political sites?

Do cookie "blocks" show up in your "preferences" list, even though you didn't request a block, thus preventing you from access?

Are the functions of your computer "hijacked" by third-party remote computing software?

Are you prevented from fully viewing government public documents downloaded from the internet (a career-crippling problem for journalists)?

Are you blocked from making posts to certain web sites -- seemingly based on the content of your post, receiving messages like "you must be logged on to leave a comment" when the screen shows you've already logged on?

When you post, do typos, spelling errors and other anomalies appear in your comments -- even though you carefully proofread the submission?

You could be the unwitting victim of government"fusion centers" that apparently are using real-time internet "filtering" and surveillance to censor and maliciously interfere with the telecommunications of American citizens.

Please see this running account of an apparently "targeted" journalist and his quest to exercise his First Amendment right of free speech, and his Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures of telecommunications.

http://blog.aclu.org/2009/01/26/internet-filters-voluntary-ok-not-government-mandate

Then demand that American Civil Liberties Union renew its fight against warrantless government spying by filing a class-action suit against unconstitutional surveillance and malicious interference with personal and business telecommunications.

Recently, while reading the ACLU blog, this reporter learned of the Bush-Cheney "doctrine" of "ideological exclusion" -- apparently used to bar political "activists" from abroad from visiting the United States.

Could authoritarian bureaucrats be using this doctrine as a justification to censor political speech in this country?

If you suspect the answer is "yes," please add your account to the free speech thread cited above!


http://nowpublic.com/world/govt-fusion-center-spying-pretext-harass-and-censor

OR (if links are corrupted / disabled):

http://NowPublic.com/scrivener

Posted by: scrivener50 | April 22, 2009 7:01 PM | Report abuse

It just keeps getting better and better. Now, Corzine is in serious trouble. This moron, following Obama's misstep about using a treaty to do an end run around the Constitution and enact new gn control laws, said ".. I will fight day in and day out to enact the toughest possible gun controls." The result? His *disapproval* stats have risen to 54% and he looks like he will be just clobbered in the upcoming election this fall. Only 34% of voters in NJ would even think of voting for him (that's the combined number of strongly favorable plus somewhat favorable). Likewise, the Democratic twits running under the same Brady Bunch banner and getting absolutely clobbered. Note to the DNC, run like hell from this issue, because if you don't, Republican's, Independents, and Conservative and Moderate (and more than a few Liberal) Democrats are going to rip you to pieces.

Posted by: mibrooks27 | April 22, 2009 6:20 PM | Report abuse

Chris, nothing like a self-fulfilling prophecy to state that you pay attention to Drudge because others pay attention to him.

And to call him powerhouse of influence again merely states the problem itself: You find to be such an influence and therefore he is.

The real question remains why do both of you persist in trivializing political discourse by making issues out of handshakes and non-partisan reports that are substantially the same as previous reports? Have you no shame? Or is this just a big game?

Posted by: eddiehaskel | April 22, 2009 6:20 PM | Report abuse

poor barry. His energy policy raised each households cost 3000. But remember he is cutting 100 million off his trillions by buying paper in bulk. I am so glad he is so smart and had so much experience running businesses. Guffaw.

The first company he took over is doomed to bankruptcy. Government motors. You all are next.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | April 22, 2009 6:19 PM | Report abuse

drindl - Actually, dear, the reason people, not just conservatives, but liberals, too, want Janet Napolitano to resign is because she has out and out threatened ordinary citizens for disagreeing with the Obama Administration. I mean, she has actially assembled a White House Enemies List!!! When is the last time you heard of anything like that? During the Nixon Administration, maybe? To make matters worse, this corrupt hack and her fellow "hackets" have been attempting to redefine the pair arrest as AIPAC *spies*, charged with *espionage*, as "lobbiests" so as to spare California Congresswoman Harmon a treason trial. So, it would seem the reason people are calling for Napolitano's head is because she is a A CROOK, a partisan gasbag, a piece of trash with about the same interest in preserving the U.S. as Osama Bin Laudin.

Posted by: mibrooks27 | April 22, 2009 6:02 PM | Report abuse

Drivl quits the fix?! Average iq soars.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | April 22, 2009 5:50 PM | Report abuse

When drivl asks about the problems of people who are not complete morons, I chuckle, she will never know.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | April 22, 2009 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Drudge is sick. That's why he's out of the public eye.

Posted by: dlopata | April 22, 2009 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Him and Rush are personal friends. Well I'll never go to Drudges site again. No slices of pennies from me.

Posted by: timscanlon | April 22, 2009 5:38 PM | Report abuse

It's hilarious to see people here whining that Drudge is not "serious" journalism, as Drudge only reposts pretentiously "serious" journalism from places like the Huffington Post and Wapo.


Posted by: ttj1 | April 22, 2009 5:33 PM | Report abuse

"Conservative House Republicans are calling on their leaders to ask President Obama for Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s resignation.

The Republicans think Napolitano should resign because of the release of a report that singled out conservatives as “right-wing terrorists,” according to several GOP lawmakers."

What the report ACTUALLY did was talk about 'hate groups'. Are all 'conservatives' members of hate groups? Is that why they're upset?

Posted by: drindl | April 22, 2009 5:33 PM | Report abuse

AND NOW FOR A REAL STORY:

Watch Hillary mop the floor with Rohrbacker and Pence. Lovin it!

http://tpmtv.talkingpointsmemo.com/?id=2409214

And if you'd like to read actual news instead of Drudge Turds, go to talkingpointsmemo.com

Posted by: drindl | April 22, 2009 5:25 PM | Report abuse

We will not prosecute previous admin on torture.

Tick. Tick

Oh wait, Kos is upset. We will. It's Wednesday now. Statement expired.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | April 22, 2009 5:21 PM | Report abuse

I'm thinking maybe I'm taking The Fix off my bookmarks too. How can anyone who's not a complete moron read him? That's the mystery.

Posted by: drindl | April 22, 2009 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Yuk.

Posted by: nodebris | April 22, 2009 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Yes, like most of us here, reading about Drudge makes me want to go wash my hands. With a lot of disinfectant.

Posted by: drindl | April 22, 2009 5:18 PM | Report abuse

So the Fix thinks Drudge is serious journalism. Hoo-Ha...consider yourself delisted from my bookmarks.

Posted by: opcit | April 22, 2009 5:17 PM | Report abuse

So Obama shakes hands with Chavez and Drudge thinks it is big news. Well, out here in America's heartland, no one cares if he shook his hand or not. Body language is not that important. What is important to us is what Obama does that affects our lives.

Oh, yes - I never read Drudge.

Posted by: Sheridan2 | April 22, 2009 5:14 PM | Report abuse

That's one LONG-@SS name drop, Chris.

And also: eww.

Posted by: mobedda | April 22, 2009 5:12 PM | Report abuse

EPIC FAIL, CC

EPIC. WE DON'T CARE ABOUT DRUDGE BECAUSE HE IS IRRELEVANT.

got it?

Posted by: drindl | April 22, 2009 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Drivl hit every branch

Posted by: king_of_zouk | April 22, 2009 5:05 PM | Report abuse

the miss usa flap is so typical of modern libs. Perez demonstrated arrogance, rudeness, envy, ugliness, pc, Hollywood sensibiliites, so to speak.

The beauty demonstrated typical conservative notions- honesty, integrity, morality, sportsmanship, grace, intelliegence, propriety, conviviality.

Libs stem from the ugly tree.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | April 22, 2009 5:03 PM | Report abuse

"That mystery is critical to understanding the appeal and power of Drudge in the world of political journalism. Drudge's process of picking stories remains unknown to almost everyone and guessing why he chose what he did has reached parlor game status among the D.C. chattering class."

That's no mystery. He gets them from KARL ROVE.

Posted by: drindl | April 22, 2009 5:01 PM | Report abuse

"Because, despite any number of critics across the media sphere, Drudge's site remains a powerhouse of political news influence -- driving and influencing daily coverage.

If you doubt that statement, go back and trace where the hubbub over the handshake between Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and President Obama began. Or where the controversy around Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's comments about radical right wing groups started."

WOW. This tells us much more about the WaPo and the DC media than I think you intended, Chris. In other words, the MSM -- the big deal papers with all the, you know, allegedly responsible reporters and editors, allow their coverage to be driven by an extremely rightwing hack -- a sleazy liar and cheesy gossip with a penchant for making stuff up.

Why do you think newspaper readership is going down, Chris? Just ask yourself why intelligent people would want to read hysterical fringe lunatic commentary about a handshake or a fevered obssession with Janet Napolitano, the radical right's new Janet Reno?

If the WaPo goes down you lose your job, Chris, place the blame where it lies -- your foolish idol worship of a clown.

Maybe y'all should get off your butts and start reporting again.

Posted by: drindl | April 22, 2009 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Drudge is nothing more than a right wing media filter protecting their virgin ears from harsh reality. Wasn't he the one posting the most biased polls that gave the Palanites a glimmer of hope of winning?

Posted by: ualec1 | April 22, 2009 4:55 PM | Report abuse

"Drudge's site remains a powerhouse of political news influence -- driving and influencing daily coverage."

Only because you cover him. He's a tool of the corporate right wing press, amplifying the talking points of the right."

Then who is the wapo a tool of?

Posted by: leapin | April 22, 2009 4:36 PM | Report abuse

"Drudge's site remains a powerhouse of political news influence -- driving and influencing daily coverage."

Only because you cover him. He's a tool of the corporate right wing press, amplifying the talking points of the right.

The technique is similar to the CIA planting a fake story in the foreign press and then pointing to it in hopes that the American Press will cover it. Thus, their propaganda gets to the desired ears and they're not to blame. The sad thing is the the "liberal press" falls for it every time. Come on Chris, stop being a tool.

Posted by: thebobbob | April 22, 2009 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Cillizza, don't you realize that stupid crap like the Obama Bow and the Chavez handshake are examples of how Drudge gets the word and acts as an amplifier for the Right?

He didn't SPOT the story, he did his right-wing friends and donors a favor and helped them spread misinformation!

It's no accident that his page views keep going down, his content sucks, and aside from the circle-jerk that is the Press community you are a part of, he would fade slowly into oblivion as the hack he is.

Posted by: Wellstone | April 22, 2009 4:19 PM | Report abuse

"Drudge's site remains a powerhouse of political news influence -- driving and influencing daily coverage.

"If you doubt that statement, go back and trace where the hubbub over the handshake between Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and President Obama began. Or where the controversy around Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's comments about radical right wing groups started."

Wow, Drudge turns a couple of trivial wingnut BS stories into mainstream news! And this is why you follow Drudge?

If you let him drive YOUR news, maybe you should first ask which direction he's driving it. Next week, when Drudge 'drives' a story about a piece of lint being spotted on Obama's suit jacket, I know you'll let Drudge rule your world yet again.

Congrats for showing us what a 21st-century newspaper does best.

Posted by: rt42 | April 22, 2009 4:19 PM | Report abuse

I found out about this post over at Political Animal and decided to stop by to tell you 1) that I used to read you regularly - a fixture of my Google reader was Cillizza and 2) that I no longer read you at all precisely because you've decided to host Drudge in the corner of the brain where many writers locate their own news judgment.

It's a shame, because you have a way with words. But it's not that much of a shame. I am, after all, trying to minimize the amount of time I spend on the Village and maximize the amount of time I spend on the actual news.

Posted by: mimber1 | April 22, 2009 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Matt Drudge is why crusty liberal institutions like the New York Times are failing. For that he's a hero. A Super Hero.

Posted by: middlejm1 | April 22, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

What'dya mean about Drudge?

He was riding the baloney pony at the Republican Log Cabin thing all last week.
His "logs" on the receiving end if you know what I mean...

You heard it here first. Him and Buttbart whatever the @ss lamination special friends name is...

Posted by: GOP-Nudist-Ideologue-With-Bongo-YouKnow-The-Party-Intellectual | April 22, 2009 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Earlier, CC posted what a basketball coach thinks of Obama's policies. Now he's speculating on why Matt Drudge doesn't make more public appearances. This is possibly the worst two back-to-back posts in the history of The Fix. Maybe it's a slow news day, but there must be something relevant you could talk about instead!

Posted by: Blarg | April 22, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Once again, you suck up to Drudge for a link on his site. We're all on to this cheap little page-view pumping ploy that you and Politico have become notorious for, Chris. It reflects poorly both on you and on your employer.

Posted by: swallen1 | April 22, 2009 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Drudge is a dangerous journalistic hack that needs to be silenced...

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: parkerfl1 | April 22, 2009 4:03 PM | Report abuse


i liked the handshake...

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | April 22, 2009 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Wow....who cares? Drudgologist.....epic fail.

Posted by: chrislarry | April 22, 2009 3:57 PM | Report abuse

The Fix measures Drudge's relevance by " trac[ing] where the hubbub over the handshake between Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and President Obama began."


Which explains why so many of us news consumers find him to be overblown. At best, he's driving the political discourse down. Who needs that crap?

Posted by: bsimon1 | April 22, 2009 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Drudge.
Dredge.
Sludge.

Posted by: TOMHERE | April 22, 2009 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Drudge.
Dredge.
Sludge.

Posted by: TOMHERE | April 22, 2009 3:31 PM | Report abuse

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